Praise for Rise of the Forgotten:

5.0 out of 5 stars “Clean, inspiring adventure for teen readers! If you’re looking for good, clean adventure … the kind you would want your daughter to read … here is an author that really takes you along for a ride! Creative and imaginative, her stories will grip you from page one!” Angela, homeschool mom, upcoming author

5.0 out of 5 stars “Rise of the Forgotten was both entertaining and powerful in its message. Through the journey of others, even through loss and fear, Gates showed what kindness can do to the lost when we offer it, and what Christ can do when we give our lives to Him. Through her story, she teaches us the value of love, friendship, forgiveness, and redemption through the Lord, all without being “preachy.” It was woven into the exposition of the plot in a way that was obvious, yet not too “forceful.” It was very beautifully done. I definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting a clean, entertaining, and wholesome read!!!! It kept me on the edge of my seat, but still laughing at perfectly-timed relief!! Give Rise of the Forgotten a shot. You certainly won’t regret it!!!” -Elizabeth Mae Wolfram, blogger, upcoming author. (Read the full open book review HERE)

5.0 out of 5 stars “Finally a Y.A. (Young Adult) novel that’s clean, exciting, and suspenseful! Really impressed with this young author! Can’t wait for the next J.H. Gates novel!” S. F., reader

4.0 out of 5 stars
 “Really enjoyed this book, easy read, fast pace which I liked. With the descriptions, the scenes come alive … [I] can picture being there. Love the heroine and her horse … Looking forward to the next episode.” –Donna F., reader

Praise from judges for grand-prize winning short story, “The Attic”:

“Wonderful writing! Great use of dialogue, meaningful theme, and excellent structure. You tied it up perfectly at the end.”

“Your paragraphs and sentence structure are excellent! Great job developing the plot in this short story. It has a great beginning, middle, and conclusion. I love this.”

General Praise for J.H. Gates’ work:

“She is a very educated Christian gal that loves to write. I have read some of her writings and am very impressed at her ability and imagination … I highly recommend her.” -Joyce T.

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